Bush and Kerry repeat discredited claims in their final flurry of ads. Here’s our pre-election summary of the misinformation we found during the Bush-Kerry presidential campaign.
Two Bush ads full of misleading and false statements ran more than 9,000 times in 45 cities last week.
A Club for Growth PAC TV ad released July 26 accurately cites Kerry’s changing positions over the years on welfare reform, the death penalty for terrorists, and gasoline taxes. But it also falsely implies that he’s voted to raise taxes 350 times, a claim we’ve de-bunked before.
The President’s ad recycles bogus claims, then tells only part of the story about Kerry’s position on tax breaks for couples and children.
Kerry once voiced support for a 50-cent increase in the gasoline tax. Bush calls that “wacky,” but Bush’s chief economist praised the idea.
Kerry supported an increased tax on Social Security benefits, but he also supported a repeal and Bush didn’t.